Tencent became the largest shareholder of the developer studio Goddess of Victory: Nikke, the beta version of THE FINALS entered the top 5 games by daily online on Steam, 34 million people played Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, - we tell you what happened in the gaming industry over the weekend.
▫️The Chinese giant Tencent has increased its stake in the SHIFT UP studio, which developed the mobile gacha shooter Goddess of Victory: Nikke. According to the GameLook portal, the company spent $ 58 million to purchase 2 million shares of the studio through its "daughter" Aceville. Tencent now owns more than 24% of SHIFT UP, making it the largest shareholder.
Rovio has published a financial report for the third quarter of 2023. According to it, compared to last year, the company's revenue fell by 5.6% to €73.1 million. Receipts in Rovio games have also decreased. They amounted to €67.5 million, which is 4.7% less than at the end of July-September 2022. As for operating profit, it decreased by 22% to €6.7 million. As the company explained, its revenues fell mainly due to the fact that Angry Birds 2 and Angry Birds Journey earned less than last year.
The launch of the open beta test of the multiplayer shooter THE FINALS was a major success for Embark Studios, the studio of the former head of DICE Patrick Soderlund. According to SteamDB, 267,874 Steam users were in the game at the same time on Sunday. Thanks to this hype, THE FINALS took fifth place in the top games for daily online on Steam, overtaking Naraka: Bladepoint, Baldur's Gate 3 and GTA V.
On October 29, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag turned ten years old. In honor of this, Ubisoft announced that 34 million people have played this part of the series to date. Recall that the game was released on PC, PlayStation and Xbox consoles, as well as on Wii U, and then on Nintendo Switch.